Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller
|Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller|
|Virginia Senate District 36|
|1999 - Present|
|January 11, 2012|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|Place of birth||Cedar Rapids, IA|
Puller received a B.A. at Mary Washington College. Puller is a member of the Episcopal Church.
Prior to serving as a senator Puller served as a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2000.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Puller has been appointed to the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Puller served on the following committees:
- Rehabilitation and Social Services, Chair
- Commerce and Labor
- Courts of Justice
- Local Government
- Senate Rules
Distancing from President Obama
Puller is one of the Democratic state senators who has distanced herself from Present Obama in light of having a difficult re-election bid in November 2011. She has stated "He’s frustrating me, just like he’s frustrating others out there."
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
On November 8, 2011, Puller won re-election to District 36 of the Virginia State Senate. She was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and defeated Jeffrey Frederick (R) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller Incumbent||55.3%||16,649|
Puller raised $261,230 for her campaign.
|Virginia State Senate, District 36 (2007)|
|Linda Puller (D)||21,441||96.34%|
In 2011, Todd received $706,209 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Linda Todd "Toddy" Puller's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$151,872|
|Bloomberg, Michael R||$25,000|
|Virginia Association Of Realtors||$22,460|
|Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association||$17,500|
|Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc Inc||$17,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$706,209|
|Total Votes received in 2011||16,649|
|Cost of each vote received||$42.42|
Below are Puller's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$27,129|
|Home Builders Association of Virginia||$7,529|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||$7,000|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$6,250|
|Fried Companies, Inc. (Real Estate)||$5,500|
Puller was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 19, 1945.
- Sen. Puller's website
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions:1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
- The Washington Post, "In tight Virginia races, Democrats cutting ties to Obama", October 17, 2011
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- 2007 Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 36
- 2007 Campaign Spending, Virginia Senate, District 36
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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